To register to vote in Missouri, you must be a resident of Missouri and a citizen of the United States.
You must be at least 17 ½ years old to register and you must be 18 to vote.
You can register to vote online, by mail, or in person by completing a Missouri Voter Registration Application at the Election Board (for the City of St. Louis: Board of Election Commissioners, 300 N. Tucker Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63101), Department of Revenue/Division of Motor Vehicles, or at any St. Louis Public Library location.
You need to bring acceptable identification if you wish to register in person. Acceptable forms of identification include a Missouri driver’s or non driver’s license, U.S. passport or U.S. military id. Other acceptable forms of identification include:
- ID issued by a Missouri institution (public or private) of higher education
- Copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains the name and address of the person
If you’ve moved within the jurisdiction where you are registered to vote (for example, the City of St. Louis, or St. Louis County), or if you’ve changed your name, you can also update your information by completing the Missouri Voter Registration Application in person, or online at the Missouri Secretary of State’s website.
If you moved between jurisdictions (say, from St. Louis County to St. Louis City), you will need to register in the jurisdiction where you now live and will be voting (again, in person or online).
You can check to see if you are registered to vote by visiting this Missouri Secretary of State site.
Voter registration deadline is the 4th Wednesday before the election - find deadlines for upcoming elections here.
Our Buder, Carpenter, Central, Julia Davis and Schlafly locations are official Passport Acceptance Facilities for the U.S. Department of State.
Buder is located at 4401 Hampton Ave 314-352-2900
Carpenter is located at 3309 South Grand Blvd. 314-772-6586
Central is located at 1301 Olive Street 314-241-2288
Julia Davis is located at 4415 Natural Bridge Ave. 314-383-3021
Schlafly Library is located at 225 North Euclid Ave. 314-367-4120
Passport Service Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. –7 p.m.
Friday- Saturday: 9 a.m. –4 p.m.
* Call to make sure a passport acceptance agent is available.
Application Fee and any additional services fees. Fees can be determined by visiting the fees page on travel.state.gov., opens a new window
Payment for the application fee must be paid by a check, money order or cashiers check payable to the U.S. Department of State.
Adult Applicants Fee (Age 16 and over)
Passport Book: $130
Passport Card: $30
Passport Book & Card: $160
Child Applicants Fee (Age 15 and younger)
Passport Book: $100
Passport Card: $15
Passport Book & Card: $115
Expedited service costs an additional $60. Two-day delivery of a passport is an additional $19.53.
The execution (acceptance) fee per applicant is $35. This fee is separate from the application fee and can be paid by cash, check, or card.
*Note: SLPL does not offer renewal services.
Renewals are done by mail. You do not need an agent to execute the application, but the library can help walk you through the process.
* Children under 16:
Parent(s) and child listed on the birth certificate must be present at the passport appointment.
If there is a circumstance where one parent cannot be present please speak with an acceptance agent for further instructions.
How long does it take to get my passport?
- Routine service can take 10 - 13 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received.
- Expedited service (for an additional $60) can take 7 - 9 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received.
What to bring with you to your passport appointment:
1. Form DS-11
2. Proof of Citizenship
* Original birth certificate, Certificate of Naturalization or undamaged U.S. passport book or card. (Originals must be sent with your application and will be returned after your passport is issued.)
* Paper copy of proof of citizenship
3. Present ID
* Missouri Drivers License, work ID, student ID or social security card
* Front and back paper copy of ID
* Check the photo guidelines at travel.state.gov/passport to make sure your photo meets the requirements. The Buder & Central locations have a self-serve photo booth that charges $12.99 for passport photos. It only accepts credit or debit cards and is not suited for young children.
* See Fees section for details.
How long does it take?
- Each application takes approximately 30-40 minutes to process.
What do I need to bring?
- Proof of U.S. Citizenship. Original documents are required and will be returned to you in the mail by the State Department.
- Current photo ID
- Check or money orders for processing fees.
- A color passport photo, 2x2. (A photo booth is available at Buder Library and Central Library, $12.99 an image)
Are notaries available at all locations?
- Yes. However, we strongly suggest you call before coming to the library to make sure that a notary is available.
What is the fee for getting something notarized?
- SLPL does not charge a fee for this service.
When can I come to the library with my documents?
- Notary services are available from when we open until 15 minutes before closing, as long as there is a notary available.
- If you need multiple documents notarized or have a document that is 10 pages or longer, please call 314-241-2288 to schedule an appointment.
What do I need to bring with me?
- Please make sure your documents are completely filled out, except for the signature blanks. We cannot notarize a document with blank spaces.
- Please don’t sign your documents beforehand. The notary needs to witness you signing your document.
- Please bring a photo I.D. with you. The notary will need to verify your identity.
- Some notarizations require witness(es). Library staff and customers cannot serve as witnesses, because all witnesses must be personally known to the individual whose documents are being notarized. Please be sure to bring any necessary witnesses with you and ask them to bring their photo IDs.
Please note: In accordance with Missouri Notarial Law (Section 486.700, RSMo), the Notary will ask you to sign their Notary Public Record Book. Service for customers who decline to sign the Record Book will not be provided.
Are there any documents that the Library cannot notarize?
- Government Form I-9
- Notaries also cannot provide an Apostille (a form that certifies the authenticity of a document that is issued in one country to be used and considered valid in another).
- Employment eligibility verification
- Documents of conveyance of real estate, mortgages, other real estate loans, documents or transactions or property transfers, such as refinancing or other types of real estate loans, purchases, sales, and beneficial interests in land trusts and deeds.
- Notaries may not be able to notarize documents in languages other than English. Please call the Library at 314-241-2288 to learn more.
Can the notary help me fill out or complete my document?
- Notaries are not authorized to prepare or complete documents for others or give legal advice on any matter relating to a document.
We do not certify vital records (birth, marriage, divorce, death).